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CUSMA: Chicken TRQ – Serial No. 1029

Date: June 15, 2020

This Notice to Importers sets out the interim policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada’s tariff rate quota (TRQ) for chicken under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

This Notice is provided pursuant to the authority of the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) and its corresponding regulations, and is in effect for the 2020 TRQ year.

Table of contents

1. Definitions

Chicken means a product that is included in items 96 to 104 on the Import Control List (ICL), namely chicken falling under heading Nos. 01.05, 02.07, 02.09, 02.10, 16.01 and 16.02 in the list of tariff provisions set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff.

Further processing means the manufacturing of products that are on the ICL. Such products include, but are not limited to, patties, nuggets, fingers, rolls or roasts produced from chicken meat; it also means marinating, smoking or drying, coating or seasoning chicken meat.

Food service operator means a restaurant or food service company that is active in the Canadian food service sector in the chicken industry.

ICL allocation holder means a traditional or non-traditional processor, distributor or food service operator that holds an allocation under the WTO-NAFTA TRQ, and that had a portion of its allocation held in reserve under the 2020 WTO-NAFTA TRQ allocation process as per the allocation letter dated March 27, 2020.

Non-ICL products means products that are not on the ICL and that are domestically manufactured using products that are on the ICL to compete with like imported products entering Canada duty-free or at a low rate of duty.

Processing means the slaughtering of chicken, cutting up of eviscerated chicken, de-boning of eviscerated or cut up chicken, or further processing of chicken meat.

2. Allocation policy

3. Eligibility criteria

You do not need to apply if you are an:

ICL allocation holder

You are eligible to apply for an allocation if you are a:

Processor of non-ICL products

Non-ICL allocation holder under the 2020 WTO-NAFTA Chicken and Chicken Products TRQ

Processor of non-ICL products that is not a non-ICL allocation holder under the 2020 WTO-NAFTA Chicken and Chicken Products TRQ

4. Calculation of allocations

ICL allocation holders

Processors of non-ICL products

5. Transfer, return and under-utilization of allocations

6. Information related to import permits of chicken

7. Related links

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